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Auto Time Zone Travel Watches for men and women designed in Paris with activity, sleep tracking and Swiss parts movement. No charging.
Auto Time Zone Travel Watches for men and women designed in Paris with activity, sleep tracking and Swiss parts movement. No charging.
Auto Time Zone Travel Watches for men and women designed in Paris with activity, sleep tracking and Swiss parts movement. No charging.
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We are an independent brand with a design studio located in the creative heart of Paris.

We are pleased to introduce Shaper, our first collection of inspired watches for active men and women who travel, work and embrace life!

The NOWA watch is beautiful and connects to your smartphone for automatic time zones, activity, sleep tracking, and more. No charging is required.

NOWA redefines watchmaking standards and smartwatches with the slimmest intelligent watch ever made!

 

“The Shaper by NOWA is a smartwatch that looks like a classic timepiece” Lulu Chang, Digital trends

The NOWA Shaper is a more traditional hybrid smartwatch that takes a classic mechanical watch design and subtly sneaks in a few extra smarts” Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

Shaper is a great looking traditional watch with essential smartwatch features” Synthesis, Gracious Watch

A skinny hybrid watch that keeps things simple” Sophie Charara, Wareable

 

No matter where you go, NOWA conveniently adjusts to your time zones. The NOWA watch always displays the precise time for your location, anywhere in the world! It automatically syncs the watch hands to the time zone of your phone.

 

 

PUT ON YOUR WATCH, PACK YOUR THINGS AND GO ANYWHERE!

Week 1: Destination Paris.

         

The NOWA watch tracks and records your activity (steps, distance and calories burned) and sleep quality for a healthier lifestyle! Results are recorded and displayed in a simple, useful calendar for goal tracking. 

Your fitness data will be automatically recorded in your fitness secured cloud: Apple Health or Google Fit.

 

 The NOWA watch works up to 8 months on a single standard CR2025 battery and does things that other traditional vintage style watches can't do!

 NOWA Watch App is already on App store and Google Play.

 

 

  

 

 

NOWA watch bands are made of genuine italien leather with nubuck lining (or striped nylon with calf leather lining). As a result, the watch sits on your wrist like a second skin. 

Each NOWA strap features quick-release pins for easy replacement! If you want to mix and match from the strap your NOWA Shaper comes with, buy an Additional Strap pledge and go wild!

 

Finding his inspiration in the Contemporary Decorative Arts, Eric Gizard designed the Shaper collection with the desire for the perfect balance between beautiful and technical.

The simplicity of the watch face, the slim case for practical, comfortable daily wear and the understated yet refined look have made the NOWA watch a unique timepiece that is the very definition of excellence. 

 

                        

Less is more. A classically designed watch reimagined for modern lifestyles. NOWA is fashionable beauty that fits any style.

People like us are already wearing the NOWA watch! 

  

 

NOWA Shaper is more than just a timepiece, it is a work of art that pays respect to the traditions of watchmaking.

NOWA watches are crafted using only the finest materials and unwavering attention to detail: Swiss parts movement, Italian calf leather strap, durable stainless steel and Sapphire coated glass…

Simply the best minimalist watch under $150! 

The Shaper watch is a simple yet clever hybrid smartwatch that elegantly combines fashion and technology. 

 

  • Minimalist world traveler watch
  • Designed by Eric Gizard and powered by Smartime
  • Genuine Italian Leather strap with Nubuck lining
  • Striped fabric strap with genuine leather lining
  • 20mm width at lugs - Interchangeable strap
  • Fits any wrist from 165 mm to 215 mm circumference
  • Ronda Swiss Parts Quartz movement (2 hands)
  • 40 mm diameter analog watch, 9.75 mm thickness
  • 316L stainless steel case - silver finish - 3 ATM water resistance
  • Flat mineral glass with sapphire coating for better durability
  • GMT watch: Automatic time zone sync to phone
  • Activity tracker watch (steps, distance and calories burned)
  • Sleep quality monitoring
  • Camera control for selfies
  • Call notifications through the light indicator at 12 o'clock
  • Reject call at a push of the crown
  • Find your phone at a double push of the crown
  • Connects wirelessly to smartphone for Settings and Activity History
  • One week memory without having to sync to the NOWA Watch app 
  • Connect to Apple Health and Google Fit
  • Compatible with IOS8 / Android 4.3 and above versions
  • CR2025 - 8 months battery life under normal use. No charging required
  • CE, FCC and RoHS certified - smartwatch 2017

 

Every NOWA is created without compromise and engraved with a unique identifying serial number.

We are proud to cooperate with Cypheme, a talented French startup that specializes in unfalsifiable authentification digital solutions. Using Cypheme authentification technology, you can now be assured that all watches from NOWA are genuine and authorized.

 

 

 

 

Shaper watch works up to 8 months on a standard CR2025 watch battery. NOWA watch does not need to be charged. To replace the battery, take your NOWA to a qualified specialist.

 

Spread the word and unlock new features and models! 

 

                                   

      

Become a NOWA influencer and share your opinions right here during the campaign.

Buy any pledge and complete the short questionnaire for a chance to receive your watch delivered within one week and become a NOWA influencer. Offer limited to 8 people.

Find our influencers on Instagram and social with the hashtag: #WEARNOWA

 

 

The Shaper collection is NOW ready and under intensive evaluation by reviewers, influencers, journalists and fans.

The most difficult processes are done : Product design, factory tooling, iOS & Android apps and packaging are all completed.  We just shipped the first 100 pieces pilot run to journalists, reviewers and influencers. 

 

 

The NOWA Circle of Excellence is a free community of watch enthusiasts sharing their passion for perfection, travel and life.

Join us and share your life's journeys within the NOWA Circle using the hashtag #NOWAWATCH.

 

 

 

 

Please check our FAQ at the top of the page.

If you can’t find your answer, email us HERE.

 

Risks and challenges

All projects face challenges but we are taking every step possible to minimize delays and risks for our backers and future customers.

As watchmakers we have a deep understanding of the complexity of projects such as this. That is why we began work on the concept and prototype nearly two years ago. We didn’t come to market until we knew we were ready for mass production.

We have been working with our manufacturers and suppliers for years and have an excellent relationship with them as well as a clearly defined supply chain and production schedule. Our materials are ready, the test runs have been completed and we are ready to give the go ahead.

The NOWA watch is ready! We are now testing about 100 watches with reviewers, influencers and distributors to get their feedback and fine tune the apps. We won't ask you to become an influencer for the brand if we are not ready!

However, even with the best of preparation delays sometimes occur. Please know that in the event of any possible issue, we will provide full transparency and keep you updated as to the problem, the solution and the steps necessary to handle it.

Thanks for all the support! 

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    Designed by Eric Gizard.

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